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was the longest u.s. serving member. he was elected to the house of representatives in 1952 and the u.s. senate in 1958. two former staffers, ira schapiro and david corbin, talked about the senator's life. next on c-span, nikki haley. >> the first speaker is irish schapiro. -- ira shapiro. he played important roles in foreign intelligence surveillance and the completing of the metrorail system. during the clinton administration, it he served as a leading u.s. trader and .arned the rank of staff thaman he was described as antidote and he promised to deliver. he practiced international trade law and washington. on behalf of the west virginia state society, i would like to introduce ira shapiro. [applause] >> thank you for the kind introduction. thank you to the society for giving me the chance to be here. thanks to mike who did so much to organize the event. he is an old friend. thank you, mike. i'm delighted to be here today with corbin. we have two books that talk about robert byrd from different perspectives. my book is basically about the senate and the last great senate as i refer to it. se
powerful machines and he wins every election. he gets to the u.s. senate, he climbs the leadership ladder and defeats prominent liberal senators. he selected the senate whip by ousting ted kennedy. he defeated former vice president of the united states, hubert. it is always a fight for byrd. had to fight for everything he got for west virginia. he had to fight. the trouble is, what direction to take the book in? how to convey these two objectives? it came to me while sitting on the senate floor when he delivered his speech. to celebrate his 50 years of senate and the u.s. senate. the floor staff asked us to wait a few minutes since the senators were on their way there. they wanted to hear byrd talk. we discussed these incidents. he kept relating to the presidency. i worked with this president. he worked with jimmy carter. it started dawning on me -- the presidents. after the speech, it dawned on me -- no other person in american history has had an impact on so many presidential administrations. he has impacted 11 presidents. and that is 1/4 of presidents in american history. i could achie
byrd of west virginia. >>> back here in the u.s., the president is spending the christmas holiday with his family in hawaii. cnn's brianna keilar is there. there is no official word when he is coming back to the mainland but as that fiscal cliff deadline gets closer what do you think will happen as it rolls on? >> reporter: no official word the president will return to washington, i think that is the expectation. as you know, miguel, the senate will convene on december 27th, that's thursday. and in a perfect world, what the white house would want to see is the senate take up some sort of measure to avert the tax hikes that will hit people earning $250,000 or less. that's what they would want. that of course, would require some buy-in from senate republicans and ideally, as the white house would say that would then pass the house. now, that's lot of sort of wishful thinking, you might say, especially considering some of the pessimism we are hearing from democrats and republicans about whether the u.s. is going to go over the fiscal cliff. some folks think that perhaps senator mccon
" launched its own e-book called u.s.a. tomorrow. a publisher that any stripe can come to market very early in the timely topics of a political nature as the election season really showed, they could get the news out in a wider way within the e-book than if they had to wait several months or a year for work. i >> host: i thought michael grunwald new book, the new new deal should've gotten more attention than it did. i found it very and she seen it was not the kind of stuff you are reading the newspapers or magazines or seen discussed in tv. grunwald writes for "time" magazine. he's a nonpartisan and it's an appreciation of what the stimulus not only did good for the economy, but what it means for the environment. it's a story that's gotten lost on the politics. >> host: we have to have your comment as an employee of "usa today." we have to have you comment on u.s.a. tomorrow. guess what i should think sir for her plug for that. the newspaper in september was 30 years old from this little bunch of reporters were sent out to talk to people who could predict what the world be like 30 years fro
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and able to have a .eal i honestly cannot process it. at therman his father u.s.-mexico border tonight. >> an atheist group is under in virginia after putting up some controversial billboards. .ake a look one sign says, "don't believe in god? join the club." they say the groups are meant to help the group find like- minded people. people think that we are -- but we are not. vandals have tagged one of the for signs the group as. the group has signs in a total of 33 states. >> a chilly there is a season for giving. hasn's wing organization help to d.c. families in need. one woman got the surprise of when washington and a groupn wall dropped off gifts to her home. her daughter recently died of cancer and she is now the guardian of her grandchildren. nothing can replace the loss of their mother. it will not replace it for me, a lot.will ease the pain >> gibbs is also fighting cancer. more than you hundred 50 its and will receive toys from the women's wing this holiday .eason all of the guest were donated are bought by the women who run this group. be we have anything to thankful when it co
u.s. attorney if you catch a drug dealer on the street with a gun, prosecute him and take him off the street, violent felon, violent criminal, take him off the street. >> so there's no new gun regulation you would support? >> this is what would work. >> i'm asking you a direct question. is there any new drug regulation you would want to support. >> i am giving you the answer. >> if there is a new regulation, after the debates of the 90s and today, could we make the assault weapon ban better -- >> you want one more law on top of 20,000 laws when most of the federal gun laws we don't even enforce. if every u.s. attorney would do only ten cases a month that, would be 12,000 cases. if they would do 20 a month, it would be 24,000 cases. that would get the worst people in the country that are killing people off the street. right now, david, do you know how many cases we're doing in the whole country on prosecuting under all the federal gun laws? take a guess. take a guess. >> you tell me. >> 6,000. it's pitiful. and the drug dealers and the gangs and the criminals know it and they go ab
constitution one of the things they are told is the confederate constitution was a replica of the u.s. constitution the made a number of crucial changes and one of them was that they had it won german executives and i believe was up a five-year executive term. >> professor, was there a lot of political insight during the war in the south? >> there were no political parties. none of the things that interest in the party is it quickly was on the ropes and never really materialized. there was political opposition but it was in a quick kind of format. theoretically, everybody was a democrat. there was no republican party. no republican ticket you couldn't vote for a lincoln and certainly in the deep south, but they were all aligned with the southern wing of the democratic party and aprendo war the opposition rose and some of the more profoundly opposed to the davis administration on very good grounds it was a federally concentrated power regime of the entirety of american history. one looked at the union government, the structure of the states and the federal government in the union in th
to think about a senate bill, i do believe in term limits. i guaranteed it in the u.s. house and i will certainly have a certain number of terms. in you start in the middle, where do you go from there? 12 to 14 years from this point is a good number. two full terms would be fantastic. but i better win the first one or the second one doesn't really matter much. [inaudible question] my understanding is january 3. >> [inaudible] what do you think you can accomplish now [inaudible] -- >> i think the first thing that i'll recognize is the south will become the entire capital of the country because i'll be putting more miles on my tires, because now i have two years to represent the entire state and get re-elected by 2014. one of the things i hope we work on from the senate will be the same thing that i worked on in the house, which is when you look at the problems of our country, they are simply spending problems primarily. we cannot address from congress many of the issues and challenges that really affect americans. that's something that starts at home. the things that we can affect i
next on booktv, robert watson looks at the history of scandal surrounding the intimate lives of u.s. presidents since 1789. this is a little under one hour. [applause] >> okay, can everyone hear me okay? i am robert watson. thanks for coming. welcome to lynn university, site of the third and final presidential debate this past the over 20 seconds and a quick note on some of those awards that i won for specific specific education. the topic i will be discussing today is not the topic -- such is the point of clarification. that is black history month are women's history month or presidents' day. we are we are going to talk about my new book, "affairs of the state" and what i was trying to get at with the book was that rather than just tell stories about presidential history, the book is not just about the whodunit, but who did it and who didn't do it or with whom. i have tried to find a new lens and a new way of setting presidential characters. for example 12 years ago i read a book on the first lady and i thought it would be important to understand the presidents from a different ang
was in the u.s. treasury in washington, and he never had access to it. and after that date it was tied up in the courts. so how could he have used this money to free slaves? and how did he have that option of no, i'm going to back off of this, i don't want to free my slaves. i'm really confused as to how he ever had access to those funds. >> the will end up in litigation because jefferson didn't act on it quickly enough. he had in his hand a letter from kosciuszko saying that whatever you may for here from europe, might intention for my american funds remains fixed, meaning that kosciuszko, that his intentions to have that money used by mr. jefferson to free mr. jefferson slaves remains fixed. now, if mr. thomas jefferson walked into the county courthouse carrying kosciuszko's will, caring and letter from kosciuszko business i want is acted upon, do you think the court is going to delay? well, only because jefferson didn't press it. he didn't want to press it. anything else? billy speakers access to money -- [inaudible] income were going to john barnes account on which jefferson help held
in the u.s., real estate in hong kong, and the optics industry in germany? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual funds beat their 10-year lipper average. t. rowe price. invest with confidence. request a prospectus or summary prospectus with investment information, risks, fees and expenses to read and consider carefully before investing. >> schieffer: sometimes in washington it all comes at once-- the good, the bad, the inexplicable. on friday we remembered one of the breast of us at a memorial service for hawaii senator daniel inouye. a true hero who lost his arm in world war ii. one of the last of the greatest generation, a man who came to washington before compromise was a dirt dirty word. the service came on a day when we also saw washington at its worst. the president and congressional leaders leaving town after partisanship again prevailed and they were unable to find a way to stave off what could be real economic chaos. and what other word but inexplicable could one use to describe the news conference
elected to both houses of congress and the second longest serving senator in u.s. history. inouye represented the state of hawaii for nearly 50 years. the the 88-year-old died of respiratory complications last monday. >>> lawmakers are losing hope that a comprehensive deal to avoided fiscal cliff can be reached by the end of year. many are pushing for a patchwork measure. a broader plan to better balance taxes and cut spending would be discussed in the new year. congress is on break for christmas. they'll only have a few days to get any type of deal done when they return after the holiday. >>> mitt romney's sontagg says his father, quote, wanted to be less than anyone he's het in his life. he made those comments "the boston globe." tagg romney said his father had no desire to become president and would have stepped aside if he had someone to take his place. he described his father as a very private person who doesn't love attention. tagg romney served as an adviser to the 2012 romney campaign. >>> could be the end for jack's boat house. why the historic riverfront rental shop has
and a couple of pieces of legislation they have to do anyway. u.s. something all of us on capitol hill are dying to find out. when -- you ask something of a who worked on capitol hill are dying to find out. at the present's post office -- press conference, someone yelled, when are you coming back? we want to have the longest section possible. host: thanks for being on the program. we will continue talking about >> we are joined by the authors of the nearly released the book, "the end of the line." glenn thrush and jonathan martin. live it 7:00 eastern and c-span. >> as president obama begins his second term, what is the most important issue to consider in 2013? >> make a short video about your message to the president up. c-span a student can competition. >> a chance to win $5,000. the deadline is january 18. go to studentcam.org. >> the national institute of drug abuse director talks about the abuse of prescription drugs like adderoll. >> i want to welcome everybody here and thank you for being here. we are monitoring the future, it is a way for us to get a pulse of the drug use among
as well. all right, guys, back to you. >> kelly: thank you, rick. >> alisyn: thanks, rick. how one u.s. marine and dad is taking matters of school safety into his own hands. he's standing guard outside of his child's school. how are other parents responding, how is it working next. >> kelly: and atheists put up this billboard. we'll tell you why the community is so outraged. ♪ ♪ hark the herald angels sing ♪ ♪ glory to the newborn king ♪ ♪ peace on earth on mercy mild ♪ ♪ this was the hole my waist was on. but since i've been on alli, am i on this one? nope. am i on this one? no, no, no, no, no. i am on this one. [ male announcer ] for every 2 pounds you lose through diet and exercise alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. simple. effective. belt-friendly. let's fight fat with alli. have a healthier holiday at letsfightholidayfat.com. have a healthier holiday is bigger than we think ... sometimelike the flu.fer from with aches, fever and chills- the flu's a really big deal. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that wo
toys for tots campaign handed out toys for children. they partnered with the u.s. marine corps to give something special to the kids who needed it the most. >> they got bigger and bigger and bigger. it's fantastic. >> last year, the toys for tots drive collect the more than 37,000 items for kids. >>> the first family arrived in hawaii for their holiday vacation. mr.and mrs. obama are expected to atent the funeral service tomorrow for late senator daniel inouye. before getting out of the public's eye for the holidays, mrs. obama joined her husband to wish a merry christmas. >> after a decade of war, our heroes are coming home. across america, military families are reunited. let's give thanks for our men and women and let's give a special prayer to those in afghanistan, risking their lives. >> this is the fifth first family christmas in hawaii since president obama was elected. >>> bringing holiday cheer to people who need it the most. >> and you heard of 3d tv but how about 3d printer? how one group is using the device to create weapons at home.  >>> this is th
to a bed, and never saw a judge. u.s. lawmakers and diplomats got involved on hammer's behalf and convinced mexican authorities to release him. >>> we'll talk more than in a moment. first a serious subject. this hour we take a tough look at the gun control debate and how much mental health may play a role, and if we can identify the next shooter before he takes a shot. first, we'd like to take a moment. a reminder of what is at stake here. today marked the final three funerals of the victims of the newtown, connecticut, shooting, and we've already buried six educators and 17 children. people stolen from their friends, from their family, from all of us. this is ana grace marquez, marquez-greene who loved to count and sing. josephine grace gay, who just celebrated her seventh birthday, and emilie alice parker, who was bright, creative and very loving. so let's have a conversation. it will probably make you angry. now, being angry is not a bad thing. it means this matters to you. gun control, in fact, that phrase alone may enrage some people. how about gun rights? this is one of those topics t
, and never saw a judge. u.s. lawmakers and diplomats got involved on hammer's behalf and convinced mexican authorities to release him. woo will take a tough look at the gun control debate. first, a moment. a reminder of what is at stake. today mark the final three funerals. this is anna marquez-greenee, and emilie, who was bright and loving. josephine grace gay, who just celebrated her seventh birthday, and emilie alice parker, who was bright, creative and very loving. so let's have a conversation. it will probably make you angry. now, being angry is not a bad thing. it means this matters to you. gun control, in fact, that phrase alone may enrage some people. how about gun rights? this is one of those topics that we should all be riled up about on both sides of this argument. it means that you're invested if you get riled up. listen, we need to be. we need to be riled up and passionate about this. not everyone will agree, no one, no one plan of action, that everyone agrees, we don't want a repeat of what happened in newtown, connecticut. or milwaukee, wisconsin. or aurora, colorado. and th
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